HOUSANDS of people around the world swear WD-40 has cured their arthritis.
Anecdotal evidence suggests there is a global craze for spraying the household lubricant on stiff knees, hips and wrists — even though it’s usually meant for jammed locks and rusty hinges.
Arthritis expert Professor Robert Moots, from Liverpool University, said a lubricant similar to WD-40 is already used to treat stiff joints.
He says: “It’s called viscose supplementation and it’s injected into the joints.
“But by spraying the outside of the knee with WD-40 I doubt if any would actually get into the joint. I’ve no doubt people who use it do feel better but it’s probably only a simple placebo effect.”
Yet thousands of people around the world swear WD-40 has cured their arthritis.
One US fan said on a website: “My father-in-law swears by it.
“He is a retired air force mechanic and when his knuckles and knees get grouchy he squirts them with WD-40. He says it works every time.”
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